It’s been five decades to the day since 25,000 people arrived in the Alabama’s capitol to demand the right to vote for African-Americans. They had marched 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, but might never have had the chance to do so if not for Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. This is the story of one man’s lasting effect on American civil rights.
That first teenage job can seem like a great thing -- the money, the freedom and new people to hang out with. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn says there can also be some serious problems.
It's the time of year for many to receive their insurance policies for 2015. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Elizabeth Kraengel talks about the importance of reading your policy to see what is covered and what is not.
Everyone has heard references to bail when there is a story or news coverage of a crime. On this week's previously-aired edition of You and the Law, Now-State Supreme Court Justice E. Jeanette Ogden talks about who gets bail and how it's set.
Across the region over the years, a lot of workers and their families have been exposed to asbestos and face the twin lethal risks of lung cancer and mesothelioma. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney John Lipsitz talks about the issues.
A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With new state laws put into effect last week, bringing stiffer penalties for distracted driving, WBFO’s Avery Schneider found out more about how new rules and bad habits combine.
Many people worry about the cost of nursing home care through Medicaid costing them their house. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Richard Rosso talks about planning ahead to preserve your assets.
Every year, members of the Erie County Bar Association rate candidates for high judicial office and release those ratings. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Bar Association President Laurie Styka Bloom talks about the process.
While people have been writing wills for a very long time, some things have changed. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Erie County Surrogate Court Judge Barbara Howe talks about how e-mail, the Web and a new state law are adding complexities.
When a school district wants to fire a teacher or an administrator, there is a legal process to follow. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about how firings are done and how that process is changing.
The home buyer has a lawyer and the home seller has a lawyer, but the realtor in the middle of the transaction doesn't usually have a lawyer. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Marc Brown argues the person in the middle needs an attorney, as well.
If you worry about losing your home because of future Medicaid nursing home costs, there are financial planning techniques you can use. Lawyer Laura Jabrucki talks about the issue on this week's edition of You & The Law.
Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes has become a symbol for women in this country, the start of a long push for legal equality and the right to vote. Attorney Nadia Shahram is leading a march to Seneca Falls next weekend of American Muslim women pushing for that same equality. On this week's You & The Law, Shahran talks about why.